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The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

Heat Maps Reveal Record-Breaking Temperatures Across the Globe

This week was brutal.<p>Cities across the Northern Hemisphere witnessed exceptionally high heat this week, with records breaking in North America, …

Mystery of Charles Darwin's flying spiders solved - they harness electricity

You might assume that evolution gave Charles Darwin enough to ponder during his five year voyage on The Beagle.<p>But of all the phenomena the naturalist encountered circumnavigating the globe, it was the flight of spiders which continued to puzzle him.<p>Darwin noticed that hundreds of spiders would …

Biology

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

These 3 habits can completely transform your confidence

Most people misunderstand confidence …<p>They think that people are just naturally confident.<p>This is false.<p>People who have unearned levels of …

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

5 Things Successful People Do Every Sunday

Don't wake up Monday without doing these five things.<p>Successful people know that the week starts the moment their alarm sounds on Monday - and they're ready to get after it. It's not hard to realize that elite performers, and the people who live full lives, maximize all the different moments that …

Is vitamin D really a cure-all – and how should we get our fix?

Vitamin D is having quite a moment. In the past few months, evidence has been growing that the “sunshine vitamin” not only has an important role in bone and muscle health, but might also help prevent a range of cancers, reduce the chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis, protect against multiple …

Vitamin D

Sessions is suing California over its “sanctuary” laws. I asked 8 legal experts who will win.

The DOJ lawsuit is a major escalation in the Trump administration’s fight against “sanctuary cities.”<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suing the state of California on behalf of the Trump administration over the state’s “sanctuary” laws.<p>The Justice Department’s basic claim is that three California …

Trump spurns experts for his video game meeting

Donald Trump is hosting a meeting today, which, according to a White House spokesperson, has been set "to discuss violent video-game exposure and the correlation to aggression and desensitization in children." <i>CNN's</i> Jake Tapper tweeted the list of attendees earlier today and it includes members of …

The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …

Exercise

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

Relationships

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making …

George Mason

Hate body odour? You're more likely to have rightwing views

People who have a greater tendency to turn their nose up at the whiff of urine, sweat and other body odours are more likely to have rightwing authoritarian attitudes, research suggests.<p>The study also found having a greater disgust for body odours was linked, albeit to a small degree, with support …

Yes, the North Pole Is Warmer Than Europe Right Now

Scientists are concerned this isn't just a freak event.<p>On Monday, a blanket of snow covered Rome, prompting snowball fights, school closures, and …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Leadership

Want to Be a Thought Leader? Here's How to Stand Out and Be Noticed

You may be tempted to play it safe. Here's why that's a bad idea.<p>You know the importance of being visible in your field, so you're raising your profile by writing blogs or articles, contributing to social media discussions and presenting at conferences. The term for that, of course, is "thought …

'Non-Aging' Naked Mole Rats Seem to Defy the Laws of Mortality

Scientists think they hold to key to living forever.<p>We get old and then we die. At least, that’s the best-case scenario for humans: Each encroaching …

2017 Was the Hottest Year Yet In the World's Ocean

Warming ocean waters can have harmful impacts on habitats like coral reefs and sea ice, to name a few.<p>Oceans aren't likely to cool any time soon, a new study finds.<p>In fact, 2017 was the warmest year on record in the ocean, according to researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.<p>Their findings …

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes)

Neglecting your nighttime habits leaves a lot of success and growth on the table.<p>You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Have You Heard of the 4% Rule? Most Americans Haven't

The majority of Americans are either overestimating how much they can afford to withdraw from their retirement savings, or they don't know where to …

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Exercise

Republicans Vow to Throw Down Against Jeff Sessions After Feds Threaten All Marijuana Users

Republicans in Colorado, where recreational marijuana use has been legal since 2012, weren’t prepared to put up with Attorney General Jeff Sessions …

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

Left-handed people haven't always been treated well throughout history. They've been persecuted for their disposition, being been labeled as evil — or even as witches — despite making up about 10% of the population. In fact, the word "sinister" comes from "left" or "left hand."<p>There have been a few …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost

Scientists say it can give you a 14 percent gain in cognitive performance.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds …

Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

Why Is It So Cold Right Now? Blame the Winter Dipole

It's a climate change phenomenon.<p>On Thursday evening, President Trump got on Twitter to mock all the countries attempting to prevent global warming, …